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This afternoon I stopped at Quarry Hill Park in Rochester, Minnesota.  I think the foliage is peaking out in its full greenness about now

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The park gets its name due to the fact it was once the site of a stone quarrying operation.  When I arrived at the quarry it reminded me slightly of being on top of Stone Mountain in North Carolina.


Some ruins at the quarry site.


There were quite a few ducks milling about the pond but only two on the man made wooden platform.

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In addition to the waterfowl, I saw two other animals, both very close to the visitors center.  I was told that the snake is a corn snake and not venomous.  The squirrel did not seem the slightest concerned about me.